New team-based learning classrooms opening summer 2020

The Operations & Facilities Management Department (OFMD) is excited to announce a new project to renovate two underutilized auditoriums into brand new team-based learning classrooms to continue to support the School of Medicine’s mission. These classrooms will support new teaching pedagogy that is part of the foundation necessary for curriculum renewal.  They are intended to keep WUSM programs competitive and increase program enrollment and overall tuition revenue.

As you may know, Cori and Erlanger Auditoriums on the first floor of the McDonnell Medical Science Building have been closed since September for renovations. The auditoriums, which were underutilized due to the age and outdated structure, are being converted into two table-based learning classrooms.

Each of the two classrooms will open up separately. The classroom in Cori will have 138 seats and the classroom in Erlanger will have 105 seats. The Education and Campus Support Services team within the Operations and Facilities Management Department will manage this space.

An additional benefit is the classrooms are adjacent to the computer training room in McDonnell Science, room 100 which has seating for 80. In this room, there is standard audio visual equipment including a ceiling mounted projector, screen, VGA/HDMI and VIA connections, speakers and 4 flat screen monitors on the side walls. The computers can be lowered into the tables with the push of a button to make them a flat surface and can be used as training tables if computers are not needed.

The project is expected to be completed in July 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Vern Watts, Sr. Project Manager.

Cori and Erlanger table-based learning classrooms